AirConsole raises $3m in Series A roundCloud-based casual gaming platform looks towards partnership developmentHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterMonday 25th November 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCloud-based casual gaming platform AirConsole has closed a Series A funding round worth $3 million. Led by Ringier Digital Ventures, funds will be used to grow the AirConsole game library and develop partnerships with TV operators and manufactures. Founded in 2015 by a former Google employee, AirConsole allows players to game through their laptop or AndroidTV using a smartphone as a controller, requiring no additional hardware or software. AirConsole currently boasts over 150 games and five million players. This year has seen over one million hours of gaming played on the platform. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Digital casual gaming is a huge trend globally and TV set-top box operators are looking for new ways to differentiate themselves from competition and to stay relevant,” said Thomas Kaiser from Ringier Digital Ventres. “AirConsole is a fantastic opportunity for these partners and will give AirConsole’s game publishers a boost in audience for their games.”AirConsoles comes pre-installed on 1.5 million SwisscomTV set-top boxes, and founder Andrin von Rechenberg is looking to extend this arrangement to other operators and manufactures. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 9 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 12 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
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